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March 8 2013

Finnieston flats spell returning market confidence
In a rare sign of confidence in the housing market construction work has commenced on a 55 home apartment scheme at Minerva Street, Finnieston, as the SECC expansion continues to take shape.

Designed by Holmes Miller on behalf of Bellorr the £4.5m scheme is situated directly across from the A and B listed St Vincent Crescent which is directly referenced in the new build.

Primary facades will be clad in blonde sandstone extending to five storeys with alternating windows merged into two-storey heights to disguise low modern ceiling heights from the street.

A zinc parapet terrace extends above the roof edge providing terrace access for residents, set back from the main façade. Gables will be treated in buff brick with ‘arrow-slot’ windows located toward the street frontage in anticipation of the model being extended to adjacent plots in time.

Rear elevations will be treated in white painted concrete precast panels and look out upon a courtyard bounded by a retaining wall housing twin parking decks and storage space.
Finnieston's proximity to the west end and city centre has fuelled a spurt of infill
Finnieston's proximity to the west end and city centre has fuelled a spurt of infill
Gables have been modelled on the traditional Glasgow tenement
Gables have been modelled on the traditional Glasgow tenement

6 Comments

Partick Bateman
#1 Posted by Partick Bateman on 8 Mar 2013 at 11:52 AM
Nice scheme - maybe a bit high, but when will architects realise that white painted concrete looks awful after a year in our climate?
NC
#2 Posted by NC on 8 Mar 2013 at 12:04 PM
Nice enough block but looks more like offices to me.
boab
#3 Posted by boab on 8 Mar 2013 at 12:27 PM
Class Development
Well done Holmes
David
#4 Posted by David on 8 Mar 2013 at 12:53 PM
Shouldn't this be Holmes Miller UR?...
kevin feeney
#5 Posted by kevin feeney on 8 Mar 2013 at 14:09 PM
Does anyone know who the main contractor is on this one? We quoted for the zinc package some time ago to the artist formerly known as Patton
No 57 St.Vincent Crescent
#6 Posted by No 57 St.Vincent Crescent on 8 Mar 2013 at 18:10 PM
Neighbour of this development and pleased to see it happen. Nicely done Holmes Miller.…a sensitive design.

Hopefully the SP Networks building is wiped out and replaced with something similar.…

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